Archived News: March 2008
This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update; The UK nurses and midwives regulatory body has an ingrained culture of "racism and bullying", an MP says. ; Statement in response to allegations by Jim Devine MP. Plus Health regulator responds to King’s Fund report on midwifery services and The standards for medicines management, which replaces Guidelines for the administration of medicine, will be published on 17 March 2008 in the form of a CD-Rom - be sure and check it out
HPC December Update: Important information for education providers
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Live in Northern Ireland?The Northern Ireland Executive has announced a major investment programme for remote healthcare See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page
Live in England? ECDL is now EITS (Essential IT Skills) and you can access this on line - read more below or on your own area page
e-records this month: ( But first - Paper Records: Health
records dumped in landfill )
Work in Primary Care? See the NAO Report on new GMS Contract in England plus GP Contract 2008/09: BMA poll outcome and NHS Employers' response to result of poll of GPs re contract changes ; Report advises annual QoF negotiation ; 'Super surgery' plans condemned ;
Care for folk with diabetes? Doctor develops diagnostic diabetes software ; and t+ provides LifeScan patients remote access to data and The NDST publish new Infopoints and finally Introducing Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSNs) in Emergency Medical Units could reduce the NHS deficit (£623 million) by almost £100 million.
Care for clients in their own homes? Housing has an important role to play in health, well-being and the delivery of health and adult social care services and Help the Aged On Line Advice Sheets . Also Unlocking the talent of our communities - an overview and Social Care of Older People as important as the NHS . New More Choice Greater Voice - a toolkit for producing a strategy for accommodation with care for older people
Interested in Telecare? Join the Telecare Knowledge Network (TKN)
Interested in Virtual Meetings? Conferencing technology could save NHS £121m
Interested in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies? New on-line Action Plan